Summer’s End and the Movies I Missed

Summer’s over, and with it so is the summer blockbuster movie season. I caught some of the big ones, but managed to still miss out on movies that should be hitting us on DVD and Blu-Ray in time for the holidays. Movies like…

Green Lantern

How did I miss it? I love comic books. I mean I LOVE comic books. When it was announced that Green Lantern, currently one of my favorite comics, was coming to the big screen I was psyched. I thought they went with the wrong Two Guys & A Girl alum when they cast Ryan Reynolds over Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan, but that didn’t sway my excitement. But then the movie came out. And the best review I heard of it was “It’s nowhere near as bad as Transformers 2.” That doesn’t inspire confidence.

Will I See It? I don’t know. I haven’t seen a lot of the less than great comic book movies out there (Fantastic Four 2, Ghost Rider, Punisher: No Mercy). But I’m more likely to see this than any of those.

Captain America

How did I miss it? Like I said, I love comic books. And I’ve been buying Captain America every month since writer Ed Brubaker started on the title a few years ago. Growing up, the Mark Gruenwald era of Captain America was one of my favorite comics. So how did I miss this movie? At the beginning of the summer, one of my closest friends complained about suffering from superhero movie fatigue. I thought he was nuts. But then Captain America came out and while it looked cool, I just didn’t have the desire to see it. After X-Men and Thor, maybe I OD’d on comic book movies. Or maybe Green Lantern just killed the idea of seeing a superhero movie for me this summer.

Will I see it? No doubt I’ll catch in on DVD. It does look good. I actually would have liked to see this in the theater.

Transformers 3:  Dark of the Moon

How did I miss it? Better question, how did anyone not miss this movie? After Transformers 2: Revenge of Fallen, anyone who went back to the theater to see Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon is like someone who goes back to their lying, abusive spouse. You know it’s a bad idea walking in and it’s not going to end well. Can we stop paying Shia LaBeouf to further ruin our beloved 1980s franchises?

Will I see it? Only if I lose a bet.

Horrible Bosses

How did I miss it? It was either Horrible Bosses or Midnight in Paris when we went to Reel Pizza in Bar Harbor this year. I was really happy with Midnight in Paris, so I can’t complain about missing Horrible Bosses. Sadly, once we got back from Bar Harbor, it was no longer playing at my neighborhood theater.

Will I see it? Definitely. Just looking at this poster makes me laugh.

The Help

How did I miss it? I heard the movie was great. I heard the book was great. I even bought the book for my mom for her birthday.  I just wasn’t that excited for it.

Will I see it? I might read the book first, but yes, I’m sure I’ll catch it at some point, either on DVD or TBS.

Crazy Stupid Love

How did I miss it? These large ensemble cast romantic comedies that have become popular over the last few years have made a lot of money for the studios, but have pretty much been movies worth avoiding, so I wasn’t excited to see Crazy Stupid Love despite Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone being in it.

Will I see it? After it was released, I heard it was good. So…yes.

Have you seen a movie that was awesome this summer that I haven’t blogged about? Let me know, as I’m always on the hunt for something good to see. Likewise, if you saw something I should avoid, I’d appreciate the warning.